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On Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 7:12:46 PM UTC-5, Terry Reedy wrote:
> The coinage 'Executable pseudocode' was my description of Python on 
> comp.lang.python, mirrored to this list, in April 1997, long before
> I became a Python (core) dev.  Guido did say things like 'human 
> readable' before that.  To the extent that my description implies a 
> higher standard, you cannot imput it to Guido ;-).

I can neither confirm or deny that claim, so until i can, i
will accept your claim as valid. Although, i seem to
remember GvR using "executable pseudocode" in one of his
early interviews.

In any event, there is no doubt that GvR's original intent
was to create a language with a clear syntax (something that
ABC tried to do, but failed miserably), so whether he used
the exact words 'executable pseudocode' or 'human readable',
the meaning is the same. 

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